Expressing gratitude is a great way to train your brain to notice more things in your life that you’re thankful for. That can come in many forms – keeping a gratitude journal, expressing aloud your thanks to a friend, or our preferred method – returning to the classic art of thank you card writing. Here’s Day 8 of our 12 Days of Getaway.
Writing thank you cards might bring up memories of a nagging parent, reminding you to write notes to your school teachers, or to your aunts and uncles who had sent you gifts. Hopefully, by now, you’ve seen how others appreciate those notes, and at least have the intention of writing them more often. Even better, there’s something special about writing a thank you note for a gift that isn’t something you unwrap – thanking a friend for that one time they listened to you so thoughtfully, or expressing to a parent or parental figure how much you value their support.
This holiday season, carve out some time to sit down with a pen and some stationery, and write thank you cards.
The Elements of the Perfect Thank You Card
There are three elements to the perfect thank you card. Firstly, thank the person for something specific—the gift, the dinner, the party, their company. Secondly, keep it relevant. Why does this have meaning to you? Maybe contextualize it with why the gift coming from them in particular had an impact. And finally, broaden the scope of your card and thank them for your relationship and how much meaning and joy they bring into your life. Thank them for supporting you, motivating you, and loving you through the best and worst times. These elements ensure that you’ve drafted a solid thank you card that won’t be skimmed, and hopefully brightened their day and yours.
Want to carve out some time to write some thank you cards in nature? Book your Getaway today.